Suspect in custody in connection to Sports Park homicide

O’FALLON – A suspect in connection to Monday morning’s homicide was taken into custody in Memphis, Tennessee, late that evening. 

Andrew Montez McKissick was taken into custody by the Memphis Police Department without incident at around 11:50 p.m. on April 22. He is being held pending extradition to Illinois on unrelated charges.

On Wednesday, April 24, McKissick was charged with three counts: one count of first degree homicide, one count of aggrivated arson, and one count of aggrivated battery. He is still in Memphis and is being held on $2 million bond. 

On Monday, April 22, the O’Fallon Police responded to calls of a person and vehicle on fire at 7:23 a.m. near the Family Sports Park in the 300 block of Obernuefemann Road. When first responders arrived they found bystanders attempting to help a woman who was on fire. Emergency responders rendered aid, but she was later pronounced deceased by the St. Clair County Coroners office.

Sherry J. Billups

The victim, identified by O’Fallon Police as 35-year-old Sherry J. Billups, resided in the 600 block of West Madison in O’Fallon. She worked at the O’Fallon Post Office and had two children.

A candlelight vigil was held in Billups’ honor on Tuesday, April 23, at the Sports Park. Around 25 people came out and remembered her life. 

McKissick and Billups were only recently married in March of this year, honeymooning in Las Vegas. The couple were grade school sweethearts.

However, McKissick has a troubled past with an extensive violent criminal history, including convictions for aggravated battery on a police officer, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and unlawful restraint. 

Following the event at the Sports Park Monday morning, the Illinois State Police put out an alert for a 2002 Chevrolet Z71 extended cab pick up with black trim that was heading south, possibly to Alabama or Mississippi. 

The O’Fallon Police ask anyone with information to call them at (618) 624-9589.

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Homicide suspect in custody

Andrew Montez McKissick

MEMPHIS – The suspect in Monday’s homicide at the O’Fallon Sports Park was taken into custody at about 11:05 pm. in Memphis.

Andrew Montez McKissick was taken into custody by the Memphis Police Department without incident. He is being held pending extradition to Illinois on unrelated charges.

On Monday, April 22, O’Fallon Police responded to calls of a person and vehicle on fire at 7:23 a.m. near the Family Sports Park in the 300 block of Obernuefemann Road. 

The victim, identified by O’Fallon Police as 35- year- old Sherry J. Billups, was outside the vehicle when first responders arrived. Emergency responders arrived on scene and rendered aid, but she was later pronounced deceased by the St. Clair County Coroners office. Billups resided at 600 Block W. Madison in O’Fallon. 

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Police release victim, suspect in Sports Park homicide

The victim has been identified as 35- year- old Sherry J. Billups

O’FALLON – O’Fallon Police responded to calls of a person and vehicle on fire at 7:23 a.m. near the Family Sports Park in the 300 block of Obernuefemann Road. 

The victim, identified by O’Fallon Police as 35- year- old Sherry J. Billups, was outside the vehicle when first responders arrived. Emergency responders arrived on scene and rendered aid, but she was later pronounced deceased by the St. Clair County Coroners office. Billups resided at 600 Block W. Madison in O’Fallon. 

O’Fallon Police identified the victim’s husband as 36- year- old Andrew Montez McKissick. McKissick is identified as a 5’8, 155- pound black male. McKissick has a tattooed neck.

He is currently wanted for questioning regarding the investigation. McKissick is believed to be driving a 1999-2002 Chevrolet extended cab truck with Illinois plate number 2543195. 

The husband of the victim, Andrew Montez McKissick, is currently wanted for questioning regarding the homicide investigation

The Illinois State Police released an alert seeking the truck. They report that McKissick may be enroute to Alabama but may have been seen in Mt. Vernon earlier this morning.

McKissick is considered armed and extremely dangerous with an extensive violent criminal history.

Anyone that may have been in the area the morning of Monday, April 22, when the incident occurred or may have information regarding the whereabouts of McKissick is asked to contact the O’Fallon Police Department, Lt. Kerry Andrews at 618-624-9589. 

McKissick is believed to be driving a 1999-2002 Chevrolet extended cab truck with Illinois plate number 2543195.


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Police investigating homicide by Sports Park

O’FALLON – The O’Fallon Police Department are actively investigating a reported homicide that took place this morning around 7:30 a.m. at the O’Fallon Sports Park. An unidentified O’Fallon female resident was pronounced dead after attempts were made to save her life. Dispatch received a phone call reporting a car and female on fire. Attempts to save the female were made but ultimately unsuccessful. Police are treating this as a homicide and are searching for a suspect. 

At 11 a.m. Police Chief Eric Van Hook gave a statement to the media. 

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